Governor Roy Cooper announced today that North Carolina’s indoor mass gathering limit will be lowered to 10 people in an effort to drive down North Carolina’s key COVID-19 metrics. The order will go into effect this Friday and will remain in place through Friday, December 4.
Gov. Cooper and N.C. Dept. of Health & Human Services Secretary Mandy Cohen say, that as the weather turns colder, more people will gather indoors. Science has shown that indoor gatherings increase risk of transmission of COVID-19. Today’s executive order seeks to limit indoor gatherings that could rapidly and dangerously spread the virus. Gov. Cooper and other health officials urged North Carolinians to use caution when planning Thanksgiving events.
Today’s order does not change the reduced capacity limits that have already been announced for certain businesses.
Learn more at nc.gov/covid19.